Robert Frost’s “Acquainted with the night” and Alexander Pope’s “Ode on solitude” both subtly demonstrate the idea of being isolated from the world

April 17, 2019 Critical Thinking

Robert Frost’s “Acquainted with the night” and Alexander Pope’s “Ode on solitude” both
subtly demonstrate the idea of being isolated from the world. While Pope focuses on the
positive attitude that isolation derives joys from simple pleasures of life, Frost depicts
isolation as a mournful world with inner thoughts and hopelessness. Even though
“Acquainted with the night” and “Ode on solitude” both effectively apply the imagery, the
professional diction as well as the sensuous tone, Frost uses these features of poetry to better represent the idea that being separated from the whole world can gradually debilitate our ability to interact in normal society.